FIRE on the Mountain

 

Idyllwild * Mountain Center  *  Hemet  *  Banning San Jacinto Mountains

One of California’s Most Beautiful 

 

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Current Fire Information - Cal Fire - State of California

www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents

 

Wednesday 12:37 P.M. – State Route 243 and State Route 74

ROAD CLOSURES by

California Highway Patrol, Caltrans, US Forest Service

 

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Go to: Caltrans Quickmap for information

http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/

 

Evacuations began immediately in the surrounding communities.  

 

News was released to the press networks about Noon Wednesday of a major incident wildfire that had broke-out east of Hemet, California. Multiple agencies with ground crews, heavy earth-moving equipment, as well as air assault immediately responded. The wildfire was named, CRANSTON.

An update at 2:00 P.M. was issued that the fire had rapidly spread to 800+ acres. By 2:13 P.M. San Bernardino County Fire STRIKE TEAM #6230 (5 Engines) were responding to the Cranston Fire. 

At 5:00 P.M. it was reported that the fire had spread to more than 8000 acreage.



Updates will be added occasionally; please check later or Thursday morning.

By Editor E T RUSSELL